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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geek, Iyaz, Dave and Marco chat about the Google Nexus 7, incredible free Open Source apps for every OS, TSMC possibly building a dedicated fab for Apple, the WD My Net N900 Dual-Band Router, how Gabe Newell thinks Windows 8 will kill PC Gaming, and details of our next awesome contest where you could win a sweet killer gaming PC built with top-notch Corsair components... Show Notes: 01:08 - Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Jelly Bean and Much More 09:45 - Open Source: Incredible Apps for Every OS 12:38 - Game-Changer: TSMC May Build Dedicated Apple Fab 19:24 - WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router Review 22:48 - Valve's Gabe Newell Thinks Windows 8 Will... Read more...
A couple of years ago, Google introduced its Nexus line of smartphones. Nexus branded phones feature a pure Android experience without the customizations and tweaks we generally get from smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers. Nexus-branded products also come with an unlockable bootloader which provides for further development and end-user modification. This year, however, Google expanded its Nexus line to include more than just smartphones. At the Google I/O conference in June, Google unveiled its first ever Nexus tablet, known as the Nexus 7. In keeping with the tradition that Nexus devices are among the first to run the latest versions of Android, the Nexus 7 is the lead device for... Read more...
A couple of years ago, Google introduced its Nexus line of smartphones. Nexus branded phones feature a pure Android experience without the customizations and tweaks we generally get from smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers. Nexus-branded products also come with an unlockable bootloader which provides for further development and end-user modification. This year, however, Google expanded its Nexus line to include more than just smartphones. At the Google I/O conference in June, Google unveiled its first ever Nexus tablet, known as the Nexus 7. In keeping with the tradition that Nexus devices are among the first to run the latest versions of Android, the Nexus 7 is the lead... Read more...
The thing about tables like the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, and iPad is that you're generally stuck with whatever internal storage exists, save for cloud computing and external add-ons. For that reason, early Nexus 7 owners proved ahead of the savvy-buyer curve and quickly deplete Google of its inventory of 16GB tablets, leaving other potential Nexus 7 shoppers with having to decide between picking up the 8GB model or waiting indefinitely for more 16GB models to come back in stock. Those who chose the latter had no ETA to work with, but lo and behold, more 16GB Nexus 7 devices are ready to ship out. Google Play now lists the larger capacity model as being 'In Stock' with delivery estimated at 3-5 business... Read more...
The unfortunate truth in mobile is that it's not uncommon for handheld devices to sport non-upgradeable internal storage, a trait that's embraced by Apple and seems to be catching on with low-cost Android devices. To wit, neither Amazon's Kindle Fire or Google's Asus-built Nexus 7 tablet sport expandable storage options, which means it's imperative to choose the proper amount at the outset. Nexus 7 buyers are apparently ahead of the curve in this regard and have gobbled up Google's entire stock of 16GB Nexus 7 tablets. The 16GB model, which sells for $249 on Google Play, is currently sold out without an ETA on when more inventory will be available. Google simply slapped a "Coming Soon" tag on... Read more...
From a hardware standpoint, Google's $199 Nexus 7 tablet is viewed as a win compared to Amazon's Kindle Fire device, which lacks some of the amenities found on the Asus-built slate. But one area where the Nexus 7 doesn't trump the Kindle Fire is in regards to a rear-facing camera. Neither device has one, and in both cases, the decision came down to dollars and 'sense.' For Amazon, adding a rear-facing camera probably didn't make much sense when it was reportedly already selling the device at a loss when it launched. Asus explains a similar reason as to why it opted away from including a rear-facing camera on Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Try as you might, you won't find a rear-facing camera on Google's... Read more...
After Apple released the MacBook Pro with Retina Display last month, there's been a great deal of discussion around Apple's decision to make the device nearly impossible to repair. It's a "feature" that's Apple has steadily pushed across most of its product lines; the iPad 3 is similarly difficult to modify. iFixit has just posted their teardown of the Google Nexus 7 tablet, with an eye towards discovering whether Google took a page from Apple's book or pointedly refused to do so. 1mm difference Between iPad, Nexus 7 The Nexus 7 uses retention clips to hold the frame together; iFixit describes the process of releasing those clips as "smooth as butter." The size difference between Apple's glue... Read more...
The way things go in the tech industry, it seems you can't so much as release a fart without the flatulence police claiming a patent violation. It stinks, but it's the way it is, so does it really come as a surprise that a company is crying foul over Google's Nexus 7 tablet? That company is Nokia, which claims the Asus-built tablet Google unveiled at its I/O conference last week violates certain patents, reportedly in relation to wireless technologies. Nokia didn't come out and say which specific patents the Nexus 7 supposedly runs afoul of, but it's believed they have to do with the 802.11 standard. Could this be the backup plan Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa referenced during a live television... Read more...
There's a great deal of buzz surrounding the Google Nexus 7 tablet announced at Google I/O yesterday. At $199, the 7" tablet is a steal, given that it packs a quad-core CPU, 8GB of storage, a  1200x800 screen, and a front-facing camera. In a clear shot across Apple's bow, Google is prominently highlighting the fact that the tablet is "Designed and Manufactured in the USA" as opposed to Apple products, which are "Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China*." The Nexus 7 isn't entirely manufactured in the US, but most of its components are. Semiconductors and the tablet body are shipped to Asia for integration, then shipped back. This shift to bring manufacturing back to the United... Read more...
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